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Blue-Water Empire: The British in the Mediterranean since 1800

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Robert Holland traces the remarkable experience of British mastery in the Mediterranean from the Battle of the Nile to El Alamein and the end of empire, exploring the unique and often explosive relationships that shaped the region's modern history.

For nearly two hundred years the Mediterranean lay at the heart of British power overseas - what Winston Churchill called 'Brit
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Hardcover, 464 pages
Published January 26th 2012 by Allen Lane
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James Webster
An interesting read but I found it rather too narrative in structure. I'd been hoping, I think, for more on the roots and branches of British power in the Mediterranean. Still, it's useful to have a single-volume survey of a world that has gone and is almost forgotten.
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